Publication: The Hugh Heaton Publishing House, Ltd, 1931, Toronto
First edition. One of two mysteries written by the author. Former owner's small stamp at top of front fly leaf, else fine in dust jacket with minor wear to the spine ends. West Texas oil fields setting. "Cricket Johnson was standing in the hottest part of the oil fields, watching a newly grilled well spout oil, when he was horrified to see a veritable living pyre near him. Blanketing the flames and saving the man's life earned him nine days in the hospital, and a lot of worries. For the man on fire had been Kumbos, a big man in town who owned plenty of wells, and who wouldn't have been apt to have that sort of accident."
Inventory Number: 37262